Today in computer history: February 11th

Below are technology and computer-related events that happened on February 11th of every year during the evolution of computers. February 11th is the 42th day of 2024, which is a leap year. There are 324 days left in the year from this day.

Thomas Edison pictureFebruary 11, 1847
177 years ago

Thomas Edison was born, the inventor of the phonograph, motion picture camera, electric light bulb, and more. Died October 18, 1931 (Age: 84).

Emil Post pictureFebruary 11, 1897
127 years ago

Emil Post was born, influential mathematician and logician. Died April 21, 1954 (Age: 57).

Richard Hamming pictureFebruary 11, 1915
109 years ago

Richard Hamming was born, an American mathematician and author who invented Hamming codes - computer error-detecting and correcting codes. Died January 7, 1998 (Age: 82).

Andrew Booth pictureFebruary 11, 1918
106 years ago

Andrew Booth was born, the inventor of Booth's multiplication algorithm that led to the invention of drum memory. Died November 29, 2009 (Age: 91).

Armas Markkula pictureFebruary 11, 1942
82 years ago

Armas Markkula was born, an angel investor and second CEO of Apple Computer.

BankruptFebruary 11, 2011
13 years ago

EIA officially ceased all operations.

LinuxFebruary 11, 2015
9 years ago

The BQ Aquaris E4.5 Ubuntu Edition became the first phone running the Ubuntu operating system.

CompanyFebruary 11, 2016
8 years ago

Time Inc. announced that it would acquire Viant, the parent company of Myspace.

Algorithm, Apple, Apple computer, Camera, CEO, Computer, Computer error, E4, EIA, Hamming code, Inventor, LED, Light, Memory, Multiplication, MySpace, Operating system, Parent, Parent company, Phone, Picture, Ubuntu

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